Attorney General Roy Cooper and district attorneys have long-sought the power to convene grand juries for public corruption and complex business cases.
Five years after Florida toddler Caylee Anthony disappeared and was later found dead, North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation that would make it a crime not to report a missing child in a timely manner.
A bill intended to curb civil stalking actions could endanger $3 million in federal domestic violence funding.
State lawmakers have unanimously okayed a bill that would require anyone convicted of trafficking minors to register as a sex offender.
By a unanimous vote, the state House has approved a measure that would make injuring an unborn child murder if the child dies from the injuries after birth.